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16 Oct 2018
Addressing corporate misconduct still has ‘long way to go’
Reflecting on the recent Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, plaintiff law firm Maurice B...
15 Oct 2018
Would text message-based therapy options work for young lawyers?
The prospect of picking up the phone and calling LawCare or EAP can be terrifying for many young lawyers, just as walking into the university counsell...
15 Oct 2018
Clyde & Co sacks partner for ‘inappropriate behaviour’
Following an internal investigation, global law firm Clyde & Co has parted ways with a partner after allegations of inappropriate behaviour were l...
15 Oct 2018
Bakers responds to ‘shortcomings’ identified in sexual harassment review
A special committee established by the leadership at Baker McKenzie recently completed its report on the handling of a “sexual misconduct incident...
15 Oct 2018
Aus lawyers did less pro bono in 2018 than last year
Despite an increase in the number of lawyers signed up to the Australian Pro Bono Target, legal professionals across the country collectively contribu...
15 Oct 2018
Coca-Cola moves away from soft drink focus with Aus investment
Gilbert + Tobin has advised Coca-Cola Amatil on its joint acquisition alongside major shareholder, US-based The Coca-Cola Company of an equity stake i...
15 Oct 2018
Lawyer well-suited to dress other lawyers
A Melbourne businessman has used his past experiences as a lawyer to turn his attention instead to dressing them, in a career change he says shares si...
12 Oct 2018
WorkSafe making enquiries into KWM regarding ‘employee fatigue’
King & Wood Mallesons’ Melbourne office has received an Improvement Notice from WorkSafe Victoria, “in relation to the management of employee ...
12 Oct 2018
PODCAST: E-sigs, fingerprinting and retina scans: The future of signing your name
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Holman Webb partner Tal Williams to talk about electronic signatures. ...
12 Oct 2018
Russell McVeagh partner resigns for comments made while drinking
A partner at top-tier New Zealand firm Russell McVeagh has resigned from his position for “inappropriate comments made while under the influence of ...
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New Brisbane partner for Thomson Geer
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Queensland crown prosecutor appointed to District Court
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The biggest obstacle most have to answering these questions is an inability to understand the ROI of...
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Legal education issues are highlighting vulnerability of students
A significant source of vulnerability in students is insufficient education concerning their rights,...
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A letter to my law student self
To my law student self (some 15 years or so ago), this is just a little letter to you (from me now) ...